Friday, January 19, 2024

Graphic Novel Opportunity for Artists!


Call for Artist Applications: Immigration Detention in Canada – Law and Lived Experience


The Comics Studies Research Cluster at UBC is seeking applications from cartoonists to work on an exciting new graphic novel project. The project seeks to capture the lived experience of Canadian immigration detention through comics. The project will involve working with 2-3 individuals who arrived in Canada as refugees and were subject to immigration detention. The content of the graphic novels will then explore each individual’s story, based on interviews with the individuals and media produced in collaboration with them.

The goal of the project is to convey the day-to-day life of immigration detention – from the uncertainty and boredom to the trauma and loss. Each graphic narrative will be 20-30 pages long and will focus on different aspects of the experience as told by each individual.
Artists will receive compensation that aligns with their experience. We are committed to ensuring meaningful compensation and have the funding to offer a generous honorarium (up to $10,000 per graphic narrative) commensurate with experience.

For more information, please see the official Call for Applications on the UBC Comics Studies Cluster website:

Application materials (Letter of Interest, max 1 page; 3 examples of comic art, max 10 pages; optional Creative Statement for working with these themes) should be submitted by email by February 5th @ 5PM to Dr. Biz Nijdam, Director of the UBC Comics Studies Cluster, at



Thursday, January 18, 2024

Black Panther in Concert, Friday Feb 9

We're teaming up with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to give away two tickets to see Black Panther on February 9th at the Orpheum! To enter the competition, just follow @vsorchestra on Instagram and tag them with your favourite Black Panther image. #blackpantherinconcert

July 7, 2024

The next Vancouver Comic Con is on Sunday, July 7, 2024, from 11AM-5PM at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street).   Special Guests at the show are...